The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology is intended for students who wish to study social life, social change, and the social cause and consequence of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.
Students are required to have a strong grounding in sociology as well as the applied field of social services. The coursework introduces students to critical issues in the field and offers students the opportunity to work within agencies in the community. Areas of study include: deviance, law and social control; inequality and social change; and social structure and institutions.
Because this is a 45-credit major; student must complete either a traditional departmental minor or a second major. The major requirements are such that students are encouraged to organize their program of study to include a minor in an area of interest or specialization outside of sociology. Some areas that fit well with this major include psychology ethnic studies, family studies, gerontology women's studies, law and justice and community health.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree are required to complete the equivalent of one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.
1. Meet CWU’s general education requirements through a community college direct transfer agreement (DTA), bachelor’s degree, or equivalent from any state accredited college or university.
2. Apply for admission to Central Washington University online at www.cwu.edu/admissions. Submit official electronic or hard copy transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended to Admissions in Ellensburg.
3. To apply to the major contact the program director listed below. For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/sociology.
Visit www.cwu.edu/online-learning for all of your online resources.
For complete program curriculum, visit CWU’s online catalog at www.cwu.edu/~catalogs.
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